Oaxaca, Mexico

Venustiano Carranza Sports Complex and Track


For a safe, quick running option, the Venustiano Carranza sports complex is a local favorite since its renovation in 2016. It’s not particularly suited for distance running, but there is a cool 1 km route snaking around the exterior of the complex as well as a 400 meter track where runners can do laps. Most sections of the exterior route are paved, but there is also a parallel dirt track, which is easier on the joints. There are some fun bridges which add interest to the short loop. Visitors can also round out their workout with the outdoor strength training equipment, playing fields, swimming pools, and exercise classes. There is no charge to access the running tracks (and other outdoor equipment, fields, and courts), but there is a fee for the gym and pool. The facility is open 6 am-10 pm on weekdays and 8 am-8 pm on weekends. The track is particularly busy first thing in the morning and in the evenings.

  • 1 km (.6 miles)
  • 3 meters (10 feet)
  • Venustiano Carranza entrance
  • Brasil